Robert Kennedy

Robert Kennedy

Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968), commonly known by his initials RFK, was an American politician from Massachusetts. He served as the United States junior senator from New York from January 1965 until his assassination in June 1968. Kennedy was a member of the Democratic Party, and is seen as an icon of modern American liberalism.

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What is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists, is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents.

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events and in the total, of all those acts, will be written the history of this generation.

One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time.

I was the seventh of nine children. When you come from that far down you have to struggle to survive.

If any man claims the Negro should be content... let him say he would willingly change the color of his skin and go to live in the Negro section of a large city. Then and only then has he a right to such a claim.

Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.

Now I can go back to being ruthless again.

People say I am ruthless. I am not ruthless. And if I find the man who is calling me ruthless I shall destroy him.

Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.

All of us might wish at times that we lived in a more tranquil world but we don't. And if our times are difficult and perplexing so are they challenging and filled with opportunity.

Whenever men take the law into their own hands the loser is the law. And when the law loses freedom languishes.

I thought they'd get one of us but Jack after all he's been through never worried about it I thought it would be me.

There are those who look at things the way they are and ask why... I dream of things that never were and ask why not?

Ultimately America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.

It is not enough to understand or to see clearly. The future will be shaped in the arena of human activity by those willing to commit their minds and their bodies to the task.

I believe that as long as there is plenty poverty is evil.

Progress is a nice word. But change is its motivator. And change has its enemies.

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom not a guide by which to live.

The free way of life proposes ends but it does not prescribe means.

But suppose God is black? What if we go to Heaven and we all our lives have treated the Negro as an inferior, and God is there and we look up and He is not white? What then is our response?